North Korean leader Kim Jong-un poses in Pyongyang with teachers who volunteered to work on islands, and in frontline and mountainous areas. Photo: AFP/KCNA via KNS

A total oil embargo on North Korea would only lead to war, as it did with imperial Japan

Paul Letters says North Korea recalls Japan in the 1930s with its militaristic regime and a leader seeking respect from recognised powers, but the US and its allies would be mistaken to react to it in the same way

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un poses in Pyongyang with teachers who volunteered to work on islands, and in frontline and mountainous areas. Photo: AFP/KCNA via KNS
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